- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
 November 7 , 2003 



Arts Digest : A capsule review and preview of art and entertainment in Armenia .

Russian-Armenian art cooperation According to ArmInfo Russian Culture days are expected to take place in Armenia in the beginning of 2004. The days will be followed by Armenian Culture days in Moscow.

Armenian song in Tehran
a concert of sacred songs was held at the Komitas hall of the Armenian Ararat cultural organization in Tehran on October 30. Archbishop Sepuh Sargsian, the Head of the Armenian Diocese of Tehran, the clergymen of the Armenian Evangelistic Church were present at the concert. Not only sacred but folk songs were sounded in the performance of the "Nor Yerg" ("New Song") group.

Classical music
The British Council of Armenia has brought to Armenia British-Armenian cellist Karine Gevorkian for a performance tonight (Novemer 7) with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert dedicated to the centenary of composer Aram Khachaturian. Karine Gevorkian will also give master classes for the students of Yerevan state Conservatory.

A book about a painter
The quite compact storage of modern Armenian fine arts has recently been enriched by a new volume. A book created by Nelli Shanazarian titled "Valmar: Artist with Music Presiding in his Salon", is devoted to the paintings of artist Valmar.

The book contains echoes of the artist's 30 year creative work: newspaper articles, analyses, interviews and opinions.

Valmar has had 36 individual exhibitions abroad and participated in 156 group exhibitions. Collectors worldwide have his work.

About Valmar, Shahnazarian wrote: "Valmar does not imagine his life without seeing the Biblical mountain, moreover drawing. It is a source of inspiration, like a handful of Armenian soil necessary as a parent, without which the artist does not imagine his mornings and evenings, and draws at the call of heart and soul, as well as out of sense of duty."

On Yerevan Stages …

November 7-8 A concert of Armenian pop singers Aramo and Emma Petrosyan "Me and You" will take place at Paronyan Theatre. The concert will be accompanied by the "Armenian jazz band" and its artistic conductor Armen Martirosyan.

November 15-17
A new performance called "The owners of our home" will be presented at Paronyan Theatre. The play is written by playwright Jirayr Ananyan and is staged by Paronyan Theatre artistic director Ervand Ghazanchyan



According to Agnes
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Holy Land

The blessing of the territory for a new church in Masis took place this week. It will be the first dominical temple in this town (for years it has been populated by Azerbaijanis) and the second biggest after the St. Grigor Lusavorich in Yerevan. The construction is estimated at $1 million and is sponsored by "Vardanyan Family" foundation.



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